Mindstead - Calm (soaking in positive feelings)

Calm (soaking in positive feelings)


About This Tool

When you feel calm, you feel a state of tranquility, a sense of peace and freedom from agitation or disturbances. It feels pretty great to feel calm. Most of want to feel calm more often, especially when our busy keep feeling busier by work, family, physical fitness, social media, side hustles, various stressors, and more. Luckily, science has found that most feelings, like calmness, are more of a habit than an occasional state. By treating calmness like a habit, we can actually turn it into a permanent, or close to permanent, state. This worksheet can help.

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Why It Works

Below are some of the books and studies that support this tool.

  • Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough. “Counting blessings versus burdens: an experimental investigation of gratitude and subject wellbeing in daily life” in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 2003.
  • Rick Hanson. “Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.” 2013.
  • Nathan Lambert, Steven Graham, Frank Fincham, & Tyler Stillman. “A changed perspective: How gratitude can affect sense of coherence through positive reframing” in the Journal of Positive Psychology. 2009.
  • Martin Seligman, Tracy Steen, Nansook Park, and Christopher Peterson. “Positive psychology progress: Empirical validation of interventions” in American Psychologist. 2005.
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